Land in Australia that is more than three-quarters the size of England and approximately the same size as the state of Indiana, around 11 million hectares – has gone on the market. The property includes the biggest cattle station on earth with only 150 inhabitants currently occupying the territory.
The land has been the private property of Sir Sidney Kidman and his family. Kidman is a renowned Australian ‘Cattle King’, who ran away from home with just five shillings and a one-eyed horse when he was just 13 years old. He spent his life building-up outback cattle stations which earned him his incredible fortune.
The territory is made up of various cattle stations with Anna Creek being the biggest: “Anna Creek is the largest cattle station in the world and occupies a 24,000 sq km of remote South Australia making it almost a quarter of the entire S Kidman & Co empire which is the largest private, non-monarchical, non-state landholding on earth” – Daily Mail.
One of thirty bidders from all around the world will soon be the new owners of this vast land and fortune, and bids start at around $325 million.